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The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Fifth Edition
Paul Lauter, General Editor
Timeline - 1897

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1896
1898
Year
Literary
Historical
Cultural
1897
Kate Chopin
   A Night in Acadie
Samuel Langhorne Clemens (Mark Twain)
   Following the Equator

Stephen Crane
   The Open Boat**

William Dean Howells
   The Landlord at Lion's Head

Native American Oral Narrative
   Changing Woman and the Hero Twins after the Emergence of the People (Navajo)**

Edwin Arlington Robinson
   The Clerks**

Harriet Beecher Stowe
   from Preface to the First Illustrated Edition of Uncle Tom's Cabin image file

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Louise Bogan was born.

William Faulkner was born.

Harriet Ann Jacobs died.
Miners of soft coal strike.

Cuba and Puerto Rico granted home rule by Spain.

Dingley Tariff.

image file  Tennessee Centennial Exposition.

First practical subway in U.S. opens in Boston.

English psychologist and writer Havelock Ellis publishes Studies in the Psychology of Sex: Sexual Inversion, which negatively describes same-sex love as "inverted."

American Negro Academy Parent Parent-Teacher Association founded by Alice McLellan Birney.

image file  Augustus Saint Gaudens completes the Shaw Memorial.

1897-1915
W.E.B. Du Bois
   Atlanta university Studies on the American Negro (19 volumes)
1896
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